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Opinion: a British Bill of Rights should include judicial review of legislation

British people’s attitude to fundamental rights is deteriorating alarmingly. Liberal Democrats in government have a key opportunity to reverse the trend.

When the incoming Labour Government issued ‘Bringing Rights Home’, in the wake of the UK having the worst human rights record in terms of adverse judgments except Turkey, we all applauded.

But the weasel words of the Human Rights act, which explicitly ruled out judicial review of legislation (as happens in Canada under the Charter, and has happeed in the USA since Marbury -v- Madison) has created a climate where the majority of the British people now think that fundamental …

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Opinion: The UK cannot afford paralysis in its relationship with Europe

The world is becoming increasingly ‘globalised’ and interdependent, driven by technological innovation and the now virtually unlimited movement of people and capital. This has opened up extraordinary opportunities for businesses and individuals all around the world, but it also poses many problems for national policy makers and governments.

Perhaps the most important and publicised change brought about thus far by the global age is the rise of China and India as economic powerhouses. China is now the second largest economy in the world and will overtake the United States to be the biggest in a couple …

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  • User AvatarMichael 1 30th Mar - 1:07pm
    For those that don't subscribe to them, people may want to know there is a joint Never Mind the Bar Charts / Lib Dem podcast...
  • User AvatarRichard Flowers 30th Mar - 12:57pm
    Hopefully the Federal Board can and will revisit this decision in a month or so when we are all in a better position to see...
  • User AvatarMichael 1 30th Mar - 12:55pm
    Fair enough on seniors. a link to UK pollling would be interesting though. There's quite an interesting discussion from America's National Public Radio at https://www.npr.org/2016/02/06/465819152/times-have-changed-what-should-we-call-old-people...
  • User AvatarWilliam Francis 30th Mar - 12:43pm
    Absolutely agree!
  • User AvatarDavid Becket 30th Mar - 12:43pm
    Once again we see how far out of touch with real life those who run our party are. We need leadership NOW. Tory's have a...
  • User Avatarexpats 30th Mar - 12:41pm
    Absolutely agree with this thread...When the country returns to (nearly) normal we can announce that, 'We had a leadership election and xxxx is our new...